An information hacking campaign targeting high-profile executives travelling through the APAC region has been revealed.
Dubbed Darkhotel by Kaspersky, the attackers infiltrate luxury hotels’ wi-fi to steal sensitive corporate data from travelling executives.
Top executives from the US and Asia doing business and investing in the APAC region
Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team experts researched the “Darkhotel” espionage campaign, which has lurked in the shadows for at least four years while stealing sensitive data from selected corporate executives travelling abroad.
Darkhotel hits its targets while they are staying in luxury hotels. The crew never goes after the same target twice; they perform operations with surgical precision, getting all the valuable data they can from the first contact, deleting traces of their work and melting into the background to await the next high profile individual.
The most recent travelling targets include top executives from the US and Asia doing business and investing in the APAC region: CEOs, senior vice presidents, sales and marketing directors and top R&D staff have all been targeted.
Who will be next? This threat actor is still active, Kaspersky Lab warns.
Watch the video demystifying the Darkhotel threat actor